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Below are highlights from our recent library acquisitions. Stop by the Center for Teaching to browse our over 700 books and resources in person.
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April 8, 2013 — Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College, 2nd Edition From the publisher… The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers...... KEEP READING »
December 6, 2012 — Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten Faculty will learn to choose the appropriate social media tool for the intended learning outcome, design engaging and innovative activities, and better meet pedagogical needs. In addition, the author...... KEEP READING »
December 3, 2012 — Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. GradSTEP 2013 will focus...... KEEP READING »
November 8, 2012 — The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching by Susan Manning, Kevin E. Johnson This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically...... KEEP READING »
October 11, 2012 — The Feminist Classroom by Frances A. Maher and Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault From the publisher… This book provides an intimate view of how feminist teachers are revolutionizing higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews and on-site observations, and using the actual...... KEEP READING »
September 9, 2012 — Scoring Rubrics in the Classroom: Using Performance Criteria for Assessing and Improving Student Performance by Judith Arter and Jay McTighe From the publisher… A practical guide to more effective assessment for improved student learning Learn how to be more consistent...... KEEP READING »
July 8, 2012 — Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley From the publisher… Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily...... KEEP READING »
April 7, 2012 — Beyond Tests and Quizzes : Creative Assessments in the College Classroom by Richard J. Mezeske From the publisher… Because the drive toward external assessment speaks almost exclusively in terms of standardized testing, we need to be reminded of the internal...... KEEP READING »
March 8, 2012 — The New Digital Storytelling by Bryan Alexander From the publisher… Digital storytelling uses new media tools and platforms to tell stories. The second wave of digital storytelling started in the 1990s with the rise of popular video production, then...... KEEP READING »
February 7, 2012 — The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact By Pat Hutchings, Mary Taylor Huber, and Anthony Ciccone From the publisher… The authors, all of whom continue to be involved in this work, imagine a future “where the...... KEEP READING »
January 17, 2012 — The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course By Linda B. Nilson From the publisher… An instructor’s topical organization is the basic framework of his or her course as well as the core of the syllabus. This book...... KEEP READING »
December 9, 2011 — Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success & Retention in Higher Ed by Kathleen F. Gabriel From the publisher… As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of...... KEEP READING »